Being your own thought leader

Robert Scoble was asking the other day if someone can be a thought leader if the they don’t have a blog?

A few years ago I tried to start writing one blog entry a day. I actually I’d pretty good for a few months, but then I got behind and then gave up, and I also discovered Twitter. I am a people person and I loved hanging out on Twitter. Writing takes time for me, o don’t type fast, and it seems like a blog post takes me about an hour to write. I would also say that I would have been diagnosed with ADD if I was a kid today. So long form writing is hard for me, but I want to do it. I love Twitter, Facebook and Friendfeed but it’s not the same as blogging, not by a longshot.

So where am I now? I am never at a computer. 98% of my Internet use is done on my iPhone. So my slow typing is not an issue anymore.

I am writing this from the wordpress app on the iPhone, and since there is no multitasking on the iPhone I am not being distracted to go see if someone has responded to my comment somewhere.

And there is no substitute for reading a post you wrote 5 years ago and realizing that you are not the same person, and you sounded like an idiot. Serriously, was I really like that?

The one thing I am excited about the most by starting to blog again will be that I can get my thoughts out of my head instead of having ideas trapped with no long form outlet. I am excited about being my own thought leader again, even I it takes some work.

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Chat about the twhirl app and twitter for the enterprise

Today I woke up to the news that Twhirl had been acquired by seesmic. Fellow Newsgang live regular Dennis Howlett wrote a great post about it. Via twitter I pinged Dennis and he agreed to do a call about it. It turned into a really fun conversation about twhirl, single person development, twitter for the enterprise and small business using web 2.0 tools to save money and stay agile.

Conversation with Dennis Howlet about twhirl MP3